Gasly: Losing Monaco F1 GP would be a ‘shocker’

Listen to this article With F1 getting close to its limit of 24 races, and new grands prix coming on board in Las Vegas and Qatar, there is increasing competition among the current venues to retain their places on the calendar. F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has been clear that even classic circuits need to earn their spot and cannot rely on past glories to guarantee future grands prix. That talk has prompted suggestions that Monaco could be one of the races under threat, especially as it is an outlier on F1’s business model in terms of rights hosting fee and its television production. Frenchman Gasly said he would find it difficult to accept Monaco losing its place, as the race has been such an iconic event in F1’s history. “That would be a bit of a shocker if Monaco gets taken out of the calendar,” said the AlphaTauri driver. “It’s probably the most iconic race in the world. “Talking to non-F1 fans, ev …

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